Beacon by Metro North

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Europe, helped no doubt by Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcok, has very successfully marketed what I would call the “ romance of the rails “ – the sense of mystery and adventure that a journey by train entails. So what if I were to tell you that possibly one of the most beautiful and romantic train rides […]

Duel Agency

On the Beacon Hotel sale, Daniel Aubry acted as a dual agent, representing both sides to the transaction- the buyers and the sellers. “ Dual agency “, Aubry claims, “ poses the greatest challenge that a broker can face. It requires earning and maintaining the trust of both parties to the deal through what is usually a very lengthy process. […]

Making The Offer

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MAKING THE OFFER Real Estate Advice from Daniel Aubry First time home buyers have an understandable reticence when it comes to making an offer. They feel they’re making a commitment when they’re actually not. An offer is never legally binding on either party- the party making the offer or the one accepting it. An offer is merely a […]

Beacon Hotel Renovation

DANIEL AUBRY REALTY HANDLES SALE OF BEACON HOTEL   The former Mt. Beacon hotel , on the East end of Beacon’s Main Street, is now undergoing a gut renovation at the hands of its new owners, a trio of hospitality entrepreneurs from Brooklyn: Alla Bares, Greg Trautman and Michael Kennedy. At ground level it will […]

Never Bad Mouth Real Estate In New York


Never badmouth the property. This is especially true in a residential transaction. Many novice buyers, when first meeting the seller of a home, will have unkind things to say about the house. They will typically point out what they consider to be the flaws in the property. “It sure needs a coat of paint…” or  “ that roof looks like it’s well […]

Home Purchase & Education Go Hand in Hand


For many families, schools are an essential consideration when searching for a new home. However, most property searches only offer property related criteria such as price, beds, baths, and square feet. As such, locating properties that meet the criteria for your family and your child’s education can be challenging, especially when you are less familiar […]

How to Track Your Home’s Value


Buying a home is generally the single largest purchase that we make in our lifetimes and most of us are interested in not only the value of our properties, but also the general value of like properties in our neighborhoods. Whether you have just moved into a new home or have lived there for years, […]

Become an Expert on New Homes Hitting the Market


Knowledge is power and early knowledge can offer you a powerful advantage, especially in tight real estate markets. Those who find properties first gain an edge by being the first have a chance to see new properties and thus the first to make offers. More often than not, this first to market knowledge pays off. […]